Sunday, January 31, 2016

Flexible Seating in Kindergarten!

I didn't graduate too long ago and I already feel like I am behind the times.  I am constantly amazed at how fast the education world is changing.  It is constant - but that is what I love about it!

Figuring out a classroom design with flexible seating can be tricky, but, flexible seating in the primary classroom works wonders!  My kindergarten students love wobble chairs!  Check out my first tip for transforming a classroom into a 21st century classroom.

I had been reading and pinning and swooning over flexible seating for a while and this year I decided to take the plunge (more like dip my toes in the water....the plunge is coming soon!).

I started off by deciding what type of seating I wanted to try out the most.  Would it be bean bags? Wobble Chairs? Standing Desk? Yoga Balls?

For my kiddos, I thought wobble chairs would be the best!  I set up a project on Donor's Choose & wahlah! It was funded.

Four wobble chairs entered my kindergarten classroom...
(that kind of sounds like the start of a bad joke...)

Figuring out a classroom design with flexible seating can be tricky, but, flexible seating in the primary classroom works wonders!  My kindergarten students love wobble chairs!  Check out my first tip for transforming a classroom into a 21st century classroom.


I kept reminding myself, I am just dipping my toes, dipping, dipping, dipping.  I put the wobble chairs at one of my extra tables.  Tip 1: Start with just one option.  All the kids still had their assigned seats but they were allowed to work on wobble chairs during Daily 5 or other independent work time if they felt they needed to sit somewhere different than their regular chair.  

Figuring out a classroom design with flexible seating can be tricky, but, flexible seating in the primary classroom works wonders!  My kindergarten students love wobble chairs!  Check out my first tip for transforming a classroom into a 21st century classroom.

No surprise, the chairs were always getting used.

Test run = success.

I am ready for the plunge!  I created a new Donors Choose project & it was funded.  I have new seating coming in this week (along with some seating I ordered on my own) and flexible seating is about to take off in our kindergarten classroom (fingers crossed)!

Looking for flexible seating ideas for your own classroom?  Follow my pinterest board - Flexible Seating is Grrreat!

More to come as I work through this new process!

No comments:

Post a Comment